Furman University
Greenville, SC 29613-6162

Admission Requirements

Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Furman University is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 5,232 applications and 3,545 students were granted admission. Furman University is at the #66 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Admission Requirements and Recommendations

Furman University uses the following list of admission requirements and recommended documents when evaluating students applications. All documents listed under the "Required" sections must be submitted with your application but those listed under the "Recommended" section are optional.

Please double check with the school to verify the current and complete admission requirements.


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)


  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)

Neither required nor recommended

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Fall 2016 Applicants Statistics

The following table details the number of students who applied, admitted and erolled in Furman University, in Fall 2016.
Men Women Total National Avg.
Applicants 2,086 3,146 5,232
Admitted students 1,313 2,232 3,545
Enrolled students 280 468 748
Acceptance rate 62.9% 70.9% 67.8% 64%
Yield 21.3% 21% 21.1% 35%

Accepted Credits

The following table outlines which college prepartory work and life expreaince will earn you credits at Furman University.

Advanced placement (AP) credits
Not Accepted
Dual credit (college credit earned while in high school)
Not Accepted
Credit for life experiences

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students

Admission Deadlines

January 15

  • Regular application
  • Fall application
  • SAT Reasoning / ACT scores
  • SAT Subject score
  • Transfer application (regular)

February 1

  • Early action applicants will be notified

April 2

  • Applicants notification date

May 1

  • Students must reply to acceptance offer
  • Housing deposit

November 1

  • Early decision application
  • Early action application

December 1

  • Early decision applicants will be notified

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Nearby Colleges

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